Premature Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve Degeneration Associated with Allergy to Galactose-Alpha-1,3-Galactose

Robert B. Hawkins, Helena L. Frischtak, Irving L. Kron, Ravi K. Ghanta

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Abstract

We present the cases of two patients with bioprosthetic aortic valves who developed an allergy to alpha-gal. Each had premature degeneration of their bioprosthesis and demonstrated rapidly increasing transvalvular gradients after development of their allergy. Each underwent successful replacement with a mechanical aortic valve within 1–2 years of symptom onset. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12764 (J Card Surg 2016;31:446–448).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)446-448
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Volume31
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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